Dear Jean Stapleton
Trina Crew

Dear Jean Stapleton,
I wish I knew Edith.
Honest human not a myth.
Archie knew he was lucky to be with.
I sit here and sip
A coffee I grip
Edith has been good for me.
A kind of mother I'd love to be.
Yet life made me differently.
My arms are jagged
World let me have it.
Red rage blocks open sight
I prefer to die than lose a fight.
Modern mad girl, nothing's yet been right.
Fuck polite.
She wasn't so much
That she was.
Jean is there a way?
Actors act but can I portray?
A better person than I am today.
Meekness is rewarded,
Lord make it worth it.
And my word for that is sordid.